Play! by Sephora Review – September 2018
Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month they send you six samples, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Every month they ship all of the samples in a bag. This month, instead of the drawstring bag, they are sending a reusable and recyclable plastic bag that is TSA-friendly.
FYI – There are variations of this box. Sephora sent me this box early for the review, but I don’t have the box # associated with this box. We’ll share box # spoilers as soon as we get them!
To find out which box you’re receiving at the beginning of each month, follow these instructions:
If you log in through a browser, not the app, and go to my account > account details > online orders and open the play! Order Details (it was dated 11/1 for me), you can see the “item number” next to the image.
The Subscription Box: Play! by Sephora
The Cost: $10
The Products: Five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a Play! Pass, which is a card you can use at Sephora (in-store) to get 50 extra rewards points, and you can also get one-on-one tutorials and tips of products from a Sephora consultant.
Now, on to the items!
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream – .3 oz Value $11.73
This cream is SO hydrating! It’s infused with cucumber so that scent adds to the spa-like refreshing vibe of the cream. You can use it as a day cream, night cream, or even add a little over makeup to hydrate your skin and give you a dewy finish.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer – 5 ml Value $4
This is a face primer that also doubles as a light moisturizer. It hydrates the skin, and my favorite part is that once it absorbs it feels invisible!
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Rich Atomic Heat Mask – 7.5 ml Value $2.90
This product was new to me – and I liked how easy and quick it was to use. It’s designed to help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. You apply it, let it sit for 3 minutes, then put cool water on your fingertips and massage the mask to activate the heat part of the mask. (Then rinse and remove.)
I found it to be a subtle heat, (not as warm as I was expecting), and it left my skin feeling super smooth.
NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Kiss – 2.5 g Value $12?
I LOVE Nudestix lip crayons! They are so creamy and pigmented, and they easily glide on your lips, too. This shade is a very wearable rosy pink.
Here it is swatched:
Sephora Lashcraft Big Volume Mascara – 5 g Value $5.60
This mascara is pretty good. The formula is wetter than most (not my favorite), but I was able to get good lash definition and volume. Not as good as my favorite tarte mascara, but I’d give it a B.
VIKTOR&ROLF Flowerbomb Nectar – 1.2 ml Value $2.88
This is a warm and sweet fragrance with notes of Osmanthus, Orange Blossom, and Gun Powder Accord. I’m not much of a perfume wearer, so this item isn’t a hit for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $39.11. I think that’s great for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include high-end brands. I really liked the skincare in this box, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, your first box will be the October box.
Coupon – No coupons available for this subscription.
What do you think about the September Play! by Sephora box?